Bradley, Maxwell Visit Children's Hospital
BOSTON – Celtics guard Avery Bradley and Legend Cedric Maxwell on Monday morning visited the Boston Children’s Hospital in conjunction with RE/MAX of New England Appreciation Day.
Before the pair went off to visit a group of patients, they briefly spoke on what it meant to be at this event. Maxwell stated, “The Celtics are supporting a great partnership with RE/MAX and the Children’s Miracle Network. I am thankful to be here and happy to put smiles on a lot of kids’ faces.” Bradley added that he was also happy and excited to be there.
During the room visits, Bradley and Maxwell handed out T-shirts, shook hands, signed autographs and posed for pictures with many patients who were excited to see the Celtics there. A four-year-old girl was even in store for an extra birthday surprise when the two made a visit to her room.
After the completion of room visits, patients were invited to the outside gym area where they were treated to shooting hoops, arts and crafts, and more autographs from Bradley, Maxwell, and Celtics mascot Lucky.
Isaiah, an 11-year-old patient, spoke on what it meant to spend some time with Bradley.
“It’s been really fun,” he said. “When you watch him play basketball he’s a really great player so getting to meet him in person is really cool.”
Isaiah’s mother, Carline, added, “It was very nice to see that Avery took the time to come visit. It means so much to the kids here at the hospital and they aren’t the only ones who greatly appreciate it. As parents, we appreciate it as well.”
“I love giving back to the community and doing events like this. It’s as much fun for me as it is for the kids. I try to motivate them and let them know that anything is possible,” said Bradley. “I enjoy doing these events and will continue to do them.”